Karachi Hockey Association opened a new chapter when its signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Shahwilayat Public School at a ceremony held in the school premises on Thursday 17 June to promote hockey at the school level.
Sindh Minister for Women Empowerment and Chairperson KHA Syeda Shehla Raza and KHA Secretary Haider Hussain signed the documents for KHA while Managing Trusty Ijaz Hasan Khan and Principal Nudrat Imam signed for Shahwilayat Publich School.
Prominent among them who were present on the occasion were KHA Patron-in-Chief Maj General (R) Tariq Haleem Suri , Olympian Samiullah (aka Flying Horse) , Olympian Hanif Khan, Chairman KHA Gulfaraz Ahmed Khan, SVP KHA Aijaz Uddin, DSP Khaliq and Former President Pakistan Table Tennis Federation S M Sibtain, from Shahwilayat Public School Sajid Raza (GS).
Hasan Abidi (Treasurar)
Sibtey Asif Naqvi (Deputy Treasurer)
Arsalan Masood (Joint Secretary)
Ali Ashraf (EC Member)
Akhtar Raza (EC Member) were also there.
On the occasion Syeda Shela Raza said, today, she has signed first MoU with any school to motivate the youth to word healthy activities.
The Minister emphasized upon the school to give scholarships and allow freeship to outstanding sports persons to encourage them. She appreciated the hard work of Haider Hussain and said his name will appear on top whenever history of the game will be written.
Maj General Suri recalled the past when children of a house use to play hockey.
Managing Trusty of the school Ajaz Hasan Khan thanked the KHA for generous support by donating Free Hockey Sticks and Balls to the institution.
He said it’s time to bring the youth to the ground for healthy activities.
Later the Minister distributed 32 hockey sticks and 32 balls to the players. 17 hockey sticks on behalf of Army sports directorate.
According to KHA Secretary Haider Hussain who is also PHF coordinator, the Program was part of the PHF Domestic Vision to promote hockey at the grassroots level. The PHF President Brig (R) M Khalid Sajjad Khokhar has already deputed two coaches namely Moin Alam and Azlan Khan to groom the youth of Sindh.
School Principal Nudrat Imam thanked the Guests and she was hopeful that the efforts will yield fruitful results in future.